There are 23 MASYAP youth groups who meet two-four times a month. They are made up of both HIV positive and HIV negative girls aged 12-24. Workshops to help increase understanding of HIV/AIDS are run, as well as organised sports trainings in both netball and cricket.
MASYAP’s 28 women’s support groups meet regularly and are made of both HIV positive and HIV negative women. Frequent workshops are run for the women in these groups relating to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
The MWAYI/MASYAP collaborated apprenticeship program recruits needy young women from MASYAP HIV/AIDS Support Groups to empower them financially and intellectually. The tailoring program officially launched in May 2017. The pilot program recruited five students. MWAYI and MASYAP both work in empowerment of local women and girls both in and out of school.
In some of the rural districts in Southern Malawi, including areas where MASYAP works, ‘Hyena’ men are paid to have sex with girls as young as 12. This is a cultural ritual of ‘sexual cleansing’ that occurs when a girl
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HPTN) and HIV Prevention Trials network are collaborating in doing a research/study to assess whether the anti-HIV antibody called VRC01 made from the laboratory may be able to prevent HIV infection in people who are